Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary Teaching Specialization

"When I look for a teacher, I look for an educated person, someone who has been immersed in books, the arts, the sciences and philosophy through a liberal arts education. Our schools need teachers who have developed capacity for critical inquiry, for problem solving and for innovation." - Linda Mikels, School Principal, New York Times

Students in the English secondary teaching program develop proficiency in critical reading, research, editing, oral presentation, writing and publication for a variety of audiences and purposes, and ability to negotiate the social, technical, and pedagogical aspects of language use and acquisition. Licensure is granted via the Education College.

Major Requirements (36 units)

  • ENG 281 - Introduction to Language (3 units) OR ENG 282 - Introduction to Language and Literary Expression (3 units)
  • ENG 298 - Writing About Literature (3 units)
  • ENG 303 - Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism (3 units)
  • EDUC 415 - Teaching Writing in Schools (3 units)
  • ENG 411B - Principles of Modern Grammar (3 units)
  • ENG 412A - Linguistics (3 units) OR ENG 412B - Applied Linguistics (3 units) OR ENG 413A - Sociolinguistics (3 units) CO10 OR ENG 414A - History of the English Language (3 units) OR ENG 416B - Language and Gender (3 units) CO10 OR ENG 492C - Language and Culture (3 units) CO10, CO13 OR ANTH 485 - Language and Culture (3 units) CO10, CO13
  • British literature course (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • American literature course (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Four upper-division English electives: see course catalog for details (12 units)